U.S.

April 25, 2014

99th CES offers AC maintenance tips

Tags:
Senior Airman Jason Couillard
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is almost here and to help beat the heat, air conditioning units will be turned on to ensure a comfortable summer experience.

Not too many people are aware that AC system maintenance is paramount to efficient operation.

“Keeping your residence clean and replacing your air filters every three to four weeks goes a long way to ensuring efficient and reliable operation from you’re AC system,” said James Romero, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron heating, ventilation and air conditioning control systems foreman.

Air filters ensure the evaporator stays clean so heat can be absorbed from the air by the refrigerant passing through the evaporator. If this process does not happen efficiently, many latent mechanical issues occur that ultimately lead to the systems failure.

“Another area of interest is optimizing your AC system’s operation is temperature set points. A comfort cooling AC system is technically considered a high temperature refrigeration system. It is not designated or intended to be operated at temperatures below 68 degrees Fahrenheit,” Romero said. “During peak load operating conditions, the system cannot reach such a low temperature and therefore the systems run times are excessive. This is costly, both in terms of operating cost and in mechanical damage caused to the system.”

By maintaining a clean AC system and proper temperature set points, people can expect to not pay excessive amounts of money on their electric bill or on maintenance costs. If preventative maintenance and appropriate operating parameters are not followed, very expensive and lengthy time consuming repairs should be expected.

Temperature set points help ensure that you are getting the most out of your AC unit, while being cost effective.

According to the Nevada Energy Website’s energy tips, during the warm months, the thermostat should be set to 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit when home, and five to 10 degrees warmer at night or when you’re not home.

Getting into this type of routine can help save money on your electric bill every month.

“We can all reduce our carbon footprint by ensuring that our AC systems are properly maintained and by following the recommended set points of 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter,” Romero said.

For additional information about your AC unit, contact 99th CES customer service at (702) 652-7785.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribu...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

Creech heats up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, N...
 
 

Aviation pioneer in Las Vegas

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During World War II, aviation opportunities literally exploded as the military trained hundreds of thousands of individuals to fly, opening the door to many who might never have had the chance before. Among this group were women pilots, many of whom trained and flew as civil service pilots with...
 

 

Rosie the Riveter and me

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant. During World War II, many women opted to...
 
 
DT1-(10)

Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will ...
 
 
Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros

Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisner...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin